Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
5 months ago

Kendrick finalized a minor-league contract with the Angels on Sunday, Taylor Ward of InsideTheHalos.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick and his agent had been working on a deal with the Angels for a little over three weeks, and it looks as though the 31-year-old has agreed to pay his dues in the minors before potentially getting added to the 40-man roster. While Kendrick has been a reliable back-end starter for much of his career, he was a disaster with the Rockies last season, serving up 33 homers en route to an ugly 6.32 ERA over 142.1 innings.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
6 months ago

Kendrick is finalizing a deal with the Angels, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran starter was released by the Braves earlier in the month, but he is on the verge of already finding a new home. The Angels are a bit thin at the starting pitcher position with both CJ Wilson and Tyler Skaggs expected to miss the start of the season, so the deal makes some sense in that respect. That being said, Kendrick struggled significantly this spring and hasn't pitched all that well in recent years, so his role will likely be limited.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
7 months ago

Kendrick was given an unconditional release by the Braves on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick gave no reason to think he is still a viable MLB pitcher during spring training, allowing an astronomical 22.09 ERA and 4.64 WHIP in two starts. The 31-year-old hasn't had a regular season ERA below 4 since 2012 and appears to be at the end of his MLB career. He'll search for another team in free agency, but the fact that the rebuilding Braves have no need for him to eat innings is telling.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
7 months ago

Kendrick gave up seven runs on nine hits and two walks in just 1.2 innings against the Phillies on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Jhoulys Chacin tossed three scoreless with just three hits allowed against St. Louis in the Braves' other split-squad game Friday. Williams Perez and Manny Banuelos are believed to be the leading candidates to round out the rotation, and one would have to think Kendrick is a distant fifth in the competition (behind prospect Aaron Blair, too) at the moment.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
7 months ago

Kendrick was charged with three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk in two innings against the Mets on Sunday in his spring debut.

EDGE Analysis

A non-roster invitee to major league camp, he is competing for one of the two open spots in the Braves' rotation. Manny Banuelos, Williams Perez, Jhoulys Chacin, and Aaron Blair are all in the mix as well along with Kendrick. The 31-year-old Kendrick is coming off a miserable season in Colorado, and if he were to win a job, would merely be an innings eater for Atlanta until some of their younger arms force their way up to the majors.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
9 months ago

Kendrick signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, 680 The Fan's Kevin McAlpin reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old righty managed to go six straight seasons in big league rotations with Philadelphia and Colorado, but he has posted an ERA over 4.60 and a K-rate below 15 percent in each of his last three seasons. He could be used as a spot starter for the Braves, specifically early in the year, but they have enough young arms that it is hard to see Kendrick as a legitimate rotation option, even on a team as bad as Atlanta. If Kendrick does compile some big league innings in 2016, his main fantasy value will come from streaming hitters against him in daily leagues.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
12 months ago

Kendrick (7-13) pitched well on Friday, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out six in a win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

This is a nice bright spot in what's been a terrible season for the veteran. Kendrick has allowed 33 home runs this season and he's simply not cut to pitch in Coors Field. He now has a 6.32 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 142.1 innings this season.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
1 year ago

Kendrick was tagged for six runs on five hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

It was another wretched outing for Kendrick, who served up his MLB-leading 33rd home run in the contest. Kendrick has been able to eat 136.1 innings for the Rockies this season, but he's taken it on the chin nearly every time he's toed the rubber. With a 6.54 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season, it's difficult to imagine Kendrick receiving anything more than a minor-league contract when he becomes a free agent this winter.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
1 year ago

Kendrick (6-13) surrendered six runs on six hits and a walk over four innings to take the loss Sunday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick served up a season-high four homers, vaulting him ahead of the Cubs' Dan Haren and Diamondbacks' Rubby De La Rosa for the MLB lead with 32 long balls allowed. Given that the Rockies have been out of playoff contention for a while along with the fact that Kendrick is slated to become a free agent this offseason, it's surprising he's still a member of the rotation at this point. Perhaps this latest blowup will finally result in manager Walt Weiss making a change.

Kyle Kendrick
SP COL
1 year ago

Kendrick (6-12) recorded the win Sunday against the Mariners after giving up two runs on three hits and two walks over five innings.

EDGE Analysis

For the third straight start since returning from injury, Kendrick was held to a 75-pitch count, a limit that should remain in place for the rest of the season now that rosters have expanded. Kendrick has produced better results since his return from the DL, but with his ERA still sitting at 6.15, those in NL-only formats may be reluctant to rely on him.